Knauth, Karl-Wilhelm

    Date of birth:
    January 29th, 1916 (Salchendorf/Westernphalia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 25th, 1945 (Oderiner See near Halbe/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Buried on:
    German War Cemetery Halbe
    Plot: 6. Row: 5. Grave: 630.
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Several sources state as the date of death April 25th, 1945. This date is far from certain. Karl-Wilhelm Knauth was killed somewhere between April and May 1945.

    Promotions:
    1st June 1942: Leutnant der Reserve;
    1st September 1943: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
    1st March 1944: Hauptmann der Reserve.

    Career:
    1936 – 1938: Volunteer with the Wehrmacht;
    1st Septrember 1939: Re-entering the Wehrmacht;
    12th February 1943: Panzerabteilung 505;
    5th February - April 1945: Stellvertretender Chef II. / Panzer-Regiment Brb. (I.Abt.)

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier der Reserve (Corporal of Reserves)
    Unit:
    6. / Panzer-Regiment 5
    Awarded on:
    May 25th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 11th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
    Awarded on:
    September 7th, 1943
    Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
    Unit:
    Führer 3. / Panzer-Abteilung 505
    Awarded on:
    November 14th, 1943
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
    Unit:
    3. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
    Awarded on:
    March 26th, 1944
    Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
    Unit:
    3. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
    Awarded on:
    October 26th, 1944
    Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
    Unit:
    3. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
    Awarded on:
    January 20th, 1945
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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